August 2015 – Page 2 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Month: August 2015

Week 10

Thank God I got a new bike seat. My bike has been my main method of transportation this summer, and it went through a lot with me. From our normal three mile round trip to work and back each day to random bike trips for work, from a bike ride through southwest with Dominic to …

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Week 10 – Final Post

Just as everyone who has ever been part of anything they enjoyed, I am shocked how quickly this program passed by. It seems unbelievable to me that only ten weeks ago I was moving in to a room with five strangers who seemed more interested in Netflix than talking to one another. Now I can …

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Week 10 – Final Post

Just as everyone who has ever been part of anything they enjoyed, I am shocked how quickly this program passed by. It seems unbelievable to me that only ten weeks ago I was moving in to a room with five strangers who seemed more interested in Netflix than talking to one another. Now I can …

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So Long Old Friend

So we’ve come to the end of this experience and it ends with a whimper instead of a bang. All of the summer camps, volunteers,community meetings, protests, and gardening just didn’t happen this week. I mean, there has been stuff to do at Hope House, but not nearly as much as previous weeks. As we …

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Week 10

Well nothing really went as expected, but that was a good thing. Switching placements was a shocker, but nothing that you couldn’t handle. AIHFS has been better to you than you deserved, giving you opportunities that you never would of had at your previous placement. All in all you have a final project to be …

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A Bittersweet Final Blog Post.

I took this picture on a walk through Detroit. Throughout the summer I have enjoyed the murals and other urban art throughout the city.¬† Aanii Bakinaagejig pane [Ah-knee Buck-ih-nah-gay-jik Pah-nay] Aanii Bemnaagejig Pane¬† [Ah-knee Bem-nah-gay-jik Pah-nay] Aanii Michigan [Ah-Knee Michigan] Aapchigwa Niishiiwag Nigaanzijig [Ahp-jih-gwah Knee-shee-wock Nih-gahn-zih-jik] These are the words of Hail to the Victors …

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Week 10: Reflection

Well, Patrick, you were right! This experience turned out to be greater than expected! I have built meaningful relationships with staff and youth that have enriched the DCBRP experience. Not only were DFA youth welcoming, but they also allowed for me to step into their lives and share personal stories and experiences. I could not …

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